Hipster is such a nebulous and obnoxious term. But if you say that you don't want to use this weird word, all eyes land on you accusingly. Now you seem like the hipster in the room who is merely insulted by being categorized.
10. PRL Euro Cafe
Hipsters like the good things in life. They like heirloom bacon and homemade tampons. They like to do it themselves, and do it with the finest tools.
Many outside of Palm Beach County aren't aware, but there are more bushy bearded, tattooed men per capita in Lake Worth than any other city in the world. It's like "Portland, where?" in this sleepy little beach town.
8. Green Room
Green Room is the laid back but still self-conscious sibling of Revolution Live and America's Backyard. Sure, the latter is the best place to get your halter top soaked with hunch punch, but every cool kid like Green Room needs a frat guy older brother.
Fort Lauderdale isn't drenched in hipster-types, but Green Room is a great gathering spot for those that are here to wet their mustaches with cheap beer and fog their thick framed glasses with dance heat. It's also perfect for those with '90s nostalgia, a hankering for Wes Anderson, or a taste for DIY craft fairs or, for the nouveau hipsters, zombie walks.
Dada is also not quite an obvious hipster spot. The food, though delicious, is affordable only to trust fund types. But Dada has a great authentic vibe. It's the good life but in an accessible setting, a 1920s bungalow. And, the well stocked Kismet Vintage is mere blocks away, so you can suit up and look dapper while biking over to blow your paycheck on muddled bevs.
This is an West Palm Beach staple. Respectables is here for the long haul, showing national acts like Swans and Crocodiles and everyone good, and sometimes not so good, performing between Jupiter and Homestead. If the hipsters didn't come here, we'd judge them endlessly for their failed attempts at cool. Oh, wait, we already are...
5. Culture Room
What makes Culture Room more of a hipster spot than say Revolution? Both are perfectly crowd-friendly, mid-sized musical venues located in Fort Lauderdale. But there is something more distinctly hipstery about Culture Room, and it isn't the bands that play there, it's more the space. There's that tiki hut, grungy look that fits the PBR life well.
Poorhouse is a longstanding 954 bastion for the musically and alcoholically inclined. This dark, dirty bar offers a cross-section of young and old punks, rockers, drinkers, nerds, zombie-makeup-wearers, and fixed-gear cyclists a place to lay their nappy heads when they pass out from Jameson shots.
Located in Victoria Park where the hippest of Fort Lauderdalians call home, Kim's Alley Bar is over 50-years old. Old, like the hipsters like their bars. It's got games, cause hipsters love games, and it's got a weird secret room in the back. What more could they ask for? Maybe heritage turkey bratwurst or kimchi tacos for sale out front?
Partying at Propaganda is like getting a hug from a warn, friendly guy who wears Tom's deodorant and whose breath smells nicely of Scotch. The stage is perfectly sized for your friends' band to impress a crowd that's hesitant to dance but happy to drink.
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